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tipitina better knowledge of how the universe evolved. as we had life next we report on six major chemical companies producing cancer drugs that are also thought to be behind decades of cancer causing pollution party of that special report is coming your way. two thousand and two the top ten drug companies in america made more profits than four hundred ninety of america's wealthiest companies combined helping raise profits or cancer drugs which in two thousand and five alone rose nearly sixteen percent compared to three percent for other prescriptions. today an average cancer drug prescription costs nearly one thousand six hundred dollars a month. the pharmaceutical industry spends about fourteen percent of their budget on research and development and about thirty one percent for marketing and administration. in fact there are more pharmaceutical industry lobbyists in washington d.c. than members of congress. food and drugs in the united states and them food and
drugs in canada are not being a budget boy this is a very serious problem this is been the fight that i have fought for now for the last twenty years in canada and together with my colleagues and my union and a lot of other people and as a result troopers three of us ultimately were fired by health canada that for years that took to build up this and ultimately fired us and saying we should buy everything that america busses and we're saying we cannot we are a country that is sovereign country we have to solve the no none of us refused to conduct our work. if there's insubordination to pass drugs of questionable safety or harmful products then of course we want to be in support if that's the way it is
let the community in government say that that this is what they're fighting us for big companies pressure to get us fired this where the longer the weird the more time they get to continue doing what they're doing they have got at least ten years it may take longer to keep selling the same stuff and damaging the health of people who make profit on the backs of people's health that was the insubordinate.
sked the same chemical companies that brought us pesticides chlorine and dioxins have known barked on a new frontier biotechnology. this new technology has been used to transfer genes from one organism to another and has subsequently enabled companies to patent and own the organisms that they genetically modify. that means that seeds plants and even trees which are modified using this technology can be privately owned by corporations for the first time in history. all right obviously. i want to. see. they said well yeah we got some but they're expensive seat as how much all that a lot got what they would now but they was quite a bit over and. i didn't sign an agreement with them they didn't ask me
to sign it because somebody asked somebody had done bottom and carry them out and bought a mat. so i got an implant and this is you can. classify the top but that's how i did you know and this i want to and in the plant. and then i did. with glass feet i don't i don't like colorado as most honest. but anyway i saved. and that was when most i like on them that homey. you know they said they got a patent on it there's no you can't have a bad mother nature bottom line. so the guy that's the seed. how do you sign a license just said here's a new seed in the state was brought back by somebody else. somebody done signed off on he want to get women because he didn't want to keep them the most well the most not
a lawyer. or they do you see as a star. that i don't never rate a bag. because i'm a bit too busy working and stuff like it and then trying to keep it running here is the most agreement that was forced. by one of most on a representative that's not my hand right now. i say now is my handwriting. in my hand right now right here. that's my hand right does that look anything it cost me five thousand dollars to prove that that was not my time and right. and judge wright is simple would not allow this debate and the agency our justice system lately sucks. it's just a corrupt company. mr alf was fined over two point nine
million dollars for a patent infringement in regards to saving seeds. the district judge in mr else case was rodney simple a former attorney who worked at the law firm that represents monsanto and who is listed as one of monsanto's attorneys in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven class action lawsuit. from two thousand two thousand and eight. the judge in eleven cases of which monsanto is the plaintiff or defendant the eleven cases were ruled in monsanto's favor. i found that the original research grants came from the new york foundation and that was the rockefeller foundation and that they had spent over one hundred million dollars of their foundation money to finance scientists around the world to do research to genetically modify some of the basic food seeds of the human food chain in the animal food chain and the more i researched into this the more i found
that three maybe four companies if you include the swiss. but the three main companies and one among them was dominant and that's monsanto that these what i call in the book the four horsemen of the apocalypse these private seed companies they were originally chemical companies. stude poised within five or ten years at the rate they were going to dominate the basic seeds and patent those seeds that much power concentrated into four corporate entities three of whom have decades long track record of fraud deception lying to the public about the dangers of dioxin the dangers of agent orange and the vietnam war and after and so forth. that really set off the alarm bells for me.
i got involved in the jail issue because it was a new technology bringing up the changes still see them as officers that. i was the only the to subvert the that she took part in four years of trawling. were the monsanto the grave eyes and gentlemen they were all in in this grouping and agreed to the trial work which all told the two hundred sixty all different i mean not just cannot if we did spring and winter and i did both a on the farm collector a spring right occasionally when i left and when i have a failure in the winter so i did both of those trials almost alone for three years did the first year as a protocol when i decided to exactly how they were going to set the. eight it
didn't take me long to realize at least walls a potentially simpler way to foam therefore it was cheaper therefore we could the benefits that could be seen to be bad to be because if he's chafer made to grow then if the price of the end product came down i could still produce it because after the end of the day i've got to make a margin whatever i'm doing as it happens because of the to. that knowledge and we were also finding that the g.m. crops yielded a bit more than the convention called in the same field under otherwise similar management because i was doing little. after what now thirteen years of crops in the field the theory is that. we'll have we have a herbicide tolerant trait that will reduce the demand for herbicides in we have to be a trait that will protect farmers are pretty crap from some does some pests that's the theory. even that can't be proven finally at this stage there's a still
a constant battle union yang going on between researchers and the companies does to show whether or not this really does work or not. we're not seeing increased food production we're not seeing increased benefits to farmers in terms of their production costs we're not seem proved nutritional qualities in in our or in our on our table so there really isn't a clear benefit. everywhere
. you're good this is seem to do is to give you searchers have to apply for grants . to companies. companies are on the campuses the unwished students from beginning. can do a ph d. and in what subject and whether they can publish those materials because they're now owned by the companies so it's wherever you go there is this kind of corruption going on this is not science. the people who want to administer departments are not competent on even qualified or educated and science these are accountants these are
voyeurs these are m.b.a.'s is that anything but scientists this universe and since i have become part of the uk. what do you think about genetically modified foods just in general yeah i think it's definitely safe as long as there's regulation and there's been research and everything there's. no research showing that it's not safe or that there's any difference between it and regular not modified food and scholarships they give us caution oh yeah there's lots yeah lots from john doe. better than yeah all the different chemical companies and everything like that for sure. so yeah they're getting involved in there's definitely have. a presence on campus for sure. it
is the first time in the history of mankind that we have been able to engineer the genetic inheritance of living beings it would be wise to ask if there are side effects and to check on the. when you insert artificial genes anywhere by bombarding an organism the plants general metabolism can be affected it could be terrible. but if somebody could prove that g.m. moves are dangerous and really good. for us. it would be very positive because he would have arguments that nobody else has but as long. as nobody has the argument it's better to go home thinking. there is no reason why did should be doing. monsanto made p.c.p. is that they were a huge chemical company and they own ninety percent of the biotechnology patents so we took some of those g.m. corn i was part of the commission which was assessing this corn. and we said
where are the blood tests firstly the tests on rats didn't go beyond three months which was crazy they concealed the results not from the commission but from the public there were affects many others on the commission said no it doesn't matter we said we must at least start over but we didn't so we asked it to be made public that we had to go to a court of appeal monsanto went before the court to stop the world scientists and the general public from seeing the blood tests on rats they're genetically modified corn for only three months. can you imagine that. the world's largest company which sells the most herbicide and which sells virtually the most g.m. seeds in the world goes to court to prevent disclosing blood test results of rats who ate their g.m.o. foods for only three months that's crazy. so we published the effects that we
had observed there was a forty eight percent increase in fat a ten percent increase in sugar in the females an increase in liver weight an increase in body weight it. resembled a pre-diabetic symptom the rats urine samples were abnormal particularly in the male rats the rats lost wit and their livers were affected. in the past thirty years there have been no government tests. all the world's drugs are only tested by pharmaceutical companies. the same goes for pesticides. in the late one nine hundred ninety s. patrick to see that his local organic supplier. turned out to be contaminated with dmoz so he filed a complaint to uncover where the contamination originated but in two thousand and
one the case was dropped mr dick who was then contacted by a group of american farmers to join them in a class action lawsuit against monsanto dupont dow chemical astra zeneca and novartis international accusing them of engaging in anti trust activities and failure to test for human health and environmental safety coincidentally the judge was rightly simple the same judge as in mr ralph case the case was ruled in favor of the chemical company. resent. the gene in my field it was a paid content monsanto gene which was sold to me in seeds by as a girl which is a monsanto subsidiary so i agreed to take part in a class action lawsuit in the united states so in two thousand i went to washington d.c. to testify to answer the questions asked by monsanto's lawyers all day they asked
questions such as do you know your neighbors names by much tax do you pay and where nothing to do with g.m. seeds. i attended to meetings at the ministry of agriculture recently during which they tried to impose on us a bill for a ministerial order for coexistence determining a twenty five yard distance between two fields of corn. that means that my neighbor g.m. crops twenty five yards away from my field and yet we officially proved in two thousand and six and two thousand and seven that plant three hundred yards away was contaminated. maybe there's not much organic corn today. maybe someone with five acres of organic corn surrounded by people with five hundred acres of g.m. corn. so he's not important you can just die out that's the situation if you're small you don't matter make room for those who will feed the world.
big farmers in my group managers will feed the world having poisoned it for years it's unbelievable their objective is obvious they want to sell the seeds on the side with the same company makes them both the objective is to liberate the farmer or to make a mint dependent it isn't to make a better product for the consumer. pesticides and g.m. owes. g.m. food due to our d.n.a. chain to our cells and to our children cells we don't know. for the past twelve years genetically modified crops have been growing on a large scale around the world they feed both us and our animals we haven't observed any problems due to g.m.
consumption or direct or indirect. this french farmer is completely self-sufficient along with four hundred fifty million other farmers worldwide he practices are again a public culture of farming compared to conventional chemical agriculture this type of farming produces soil with three times more earthworms produces eighty percent more yields in developing nations and fruits and vegetables that are up to forty percent more nutritious studies even show that this type of organic farming could feed today's population and more so why do governments still give the majority of subsidies to conventional chemical farming companies claim we need g.m. crops to feed the world. if this is the case then why in america where g.m. crops have been commercialized the longest are thirty five million americans still food insecure see only experience and few experiment with something without any follow up it's almost criminal prescot can mean the because what we're
doing isn't very serious of your bills coffee yet that's what every government has done because biotechnology is their religion they think it will develop so that it will be good to all but that's just a belief because of it would be you know it's just like when we were told the earth was flat or you get rather than the reality of e.g. . someone from the european union commission explained it to my wife at the time they did know it it sure as my wife she does that teddy my name's says she's a professor bought a. professor pushed they explained it to had that. if
if they repeated the study a this has syphilis things that what we thought. would be able to hush it up again as once it was bad enough. twice is saw most of possible what i had regarded also as the most important thing studies is that that is an even response and in each case since then whatever the g.m. was they looked at the indian status of the other horse they always found that it was jeopardized when we looked at the rats who had been having the g.m. then the clip was illuminated and that we wouldn't have expected if the g.m. is substantially equivalent in other words the same then the length should be the identical but it wasn't so both the whole and the steinle tracked the lining was
growing it was thickened so we thought this was evidence that there was a growth factor at work and if you apply that to transition lesion in the human for example with the lower end of the year so for goes if you apply the growth factor of. then you might haste on the development of malignancy at the lower and of yourself with us and similarly in the stomach this once again transition lesions there which no more it will take time to develop into council got at its immune system the god is this as for in material it's almost like an infection it's not an infection but if the immune system just sees something coming in as strange foreign and it tested react to it i
just think that. it was highly it is possible to foist on us something that was not properly examine and we are all made to be exposed to it is highly irresponsible or in fact i would say that it's probably criminal but who the hell listens to me monsanto b.s.f. bayer dupont dow chemical syngenta and astra zeneca declined to be interviewed for this film.